(CNN)French soccer legend Just Fontaine, who still holds the record for most goals scored by a player at a single World Cup, has died aged 89, the French Football Federation (FFF) announced.
The former striker scored 13 goals in six matches at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, putting him joint-fourth alongside Lionel Messi on the all-time top scorers list, as France finished the tournament in third place.
It is considered one of the greatest records in international soccer, with no player coming close to matching it in the 65 years since it was set.
"The death of Just Fontaine plunges French football into deep emotion and immense sadness," FFF interim president Philippe Diallo said in a statement. "Just Fontaine left his mark on football in France and abroad.
"He was an emblematic figure, with an incredible record of 13 goals in the 1958 World Cup. He wrote one of the most beautiful pages of the history of the French national team."